Birds in Bayside, SE Melbourne

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Subject: Birds in Bayside, SE Melbourne
From: "michael norris" <>
Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2005 20:47:13 +1000
Dear all

This morning I saw a brown Pink Robin at Long Hollow Reserve, Beaumaris, which provides an excuse for an update on our birds.

This was a very late first date for a Pink Robin, paralleling Val Ford's report of the late date for her first Pink Robin in Sorrento.

Just one symptom of the frightening scarcity of cold weather birds with no Shrike-Thrush so far, few Whistlers etc. etc. Only Spinebills and Mistletoebirds seem to be here in about average numbers, possibly because their food supplies - including exotic plants in gardens - are OK.

And on Port Phillip Bay NO penguins have been recorded yet, despite the frequent high pressure weather, Gannets are scarce on a one-in-four year scale and a small Little Black Cormorant flock arrived and then went in disgust.

Michael Norris
Bayside Friends of Native Wildlife

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